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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2021 (93rd Academy Awards) review

Thu Apr 15 2021, 12:38pm | 1 comment

The Tunnel (Tunnelen) movie review: fire in the mountain

Sun Apr 11 2021, 09:49pm | 0 comments

Shiva Baby movie review: secrets, lies, and other adulting

Sat Apr 03 2021, 03:58pm | 2 comments

Godzilla vs. Kong movie review: whole earth monster catalog (#HBO)

Fri Apr 02 2021, 05:34pm | 6 comments

Raya and the Last Dragon movie review: warrior princess (#DisneyPlus)

Sun Mar 28 2021, 05:14pm | 0 comments

Stray documentary review: a dog’s eye view of humanity, from the outside

Sat Mar 20 2021, 06:29pm | 0 comments

Locked Down movie review: criminally awful (#HBO)

Fri Mar 19 2021, 09:23pm | 1 comment

Mouthpiece movie review: women, arguing with ourselves

Fri Mar 12 2021, 06:11pm | 4 comments

’Til Kingdom Come documentary review: the people trying to usher in the Biblical end times

Sun Feb 28 2021, 05:41pm | 0 comments

I Blame Society movie review: jeopardizing her likability with no f*cks to give

Fri Feb 26 2021, 07:34pm | 1 comment

Slalom movie review: the obstacle courses a girl runs

Fri Feb 12 2021, 09:12pm | 0 comments

Assassins documentary review: when a murder is not a murder

Fri Jan 29 2021, 09:52pm | 0 comments

#Like movie review: teen feminist rage, muted

Fri Jan 29 2021, 04:04pm | 0 comments

The Exception (Undtagelsen) movie review: and you thought your coworkers were horrible…

Fri Jan 22 2021, 08:19pm | 0 comments

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: days of future past

Sat Jan 16 2021, 08:48pm | 3 comments

Greenland movie review: a human spin on the end of the world

Sun Dec 27 2020, 04:02pm | 0 comments

Songbird movie review: screechingly out of tune

Wed Dec 23 2020, 03:03pm | 0 comments

Farewell Amor movie review: family ties undone, and forged again (#LFF2020)

Fri Dec 11 2020, 07:14pm | 0 comments

Happiest Season movie review: don we now our gay apparel… (#Hulu)

Wed Dec 02 2020, 09:41pm | 7 comments

Small Axe: Mangrove movie review: parties and protests (#LFF2020) (#BBC/#AmazonPrime)

Tue Nov 24 2020, 11:14pm | 0 comments

Proxima movie review: the work of the world

Fri Nov 20 2020, 01:26pm | 3 comments

The Binge: Mrs America (#FXonHulu/#BBC)

Wed Oct 28 2020, 03:44pm | 0 comments

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm movie review: punching way the hell up (#AmazonPrime)

Thu Oct 22 2020, 11:31pm | 3 comments

All In: The Fight for Democracy documentary review: the pushback against voter suppression (#AmazonPrime)

Fri Oct 02 2020, 09:24pm | 0 comments

I Am Woman movie review: more a purr than a roar

Thu Oct 01 2020, 10:40pm | 0 comments

The Binge: Years and Years (#BBC/#HBO)

Thu Sep 24 2020, 04:23pm | 0 comments

H Is for Happiness movie review: Q is for Quirk, F is for Forced

Tue Sep 22 2020, 07:49pm | 0 comments

Blackbird movie review: the bell tolls, ever so tastefully

Mon Sep 21 2020, 09:49pm | 1 comment

Mulan (2020) movie review: girl (and film) at war with the world (#DisneyPlus)

Fri Sep 11 2020, 09:47pm | 11 comments

Bill & Ted Face the Music movie review: not-so-strange things are afoot…

Sat Aug 29 2020, 08:10pm | 12 comments

She Dies Tomorrow movie review: when it feels like we all die tomorrow

Wed Aug 19 2020, 06:44pm | 0 comments

The Secret Garden movie review: weedy with misplaced eeriness

Fri Aug 07 2020, 05:07pm | 0 comments

The Secret: Dare to Dream movie review: I’m positive this is awful

Tue Aug 04 2020, 10:53pm | 2 comments

Radioactive movie review: science, bitch (#AmazonPrime)

Sat Aug 01 2020, 06:28pm | 0 comments

Last and First Men movie review: a sobering message from the future (#EIFF2020)

Thu Jul 23 2020, 03:15pm | 0 comments

The Sunlit Night movie review: room to breathe and think in wide-open spaces

Wed Jul 15 2020, 06:30pm | 0 comments

The Old Guard movie review: saving the world, one century at a time (#Netflix)

Thu Jul 09 2020, 06:22pm | 0 comments

Little Girl (Petite Fille) documentary review: what little girls are made of (#EIFF2020)

Thu Jul 09 2020, 02:01pm | 0 comments

To Kid or Not to Kid and Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth documentaries review: childfree or child-bound?

Wed Jul 01 2020, 06:36pm | 0 comments

Fanny Lye Deliver’d (aka The Delivered) movie review: birth of the modern woman (#EIFF2020)

Sun Jun 28 2020, 07:43pm | 0 comments

My Spy movie review: and you can keep him, little girl (#AmazonPrime)

Thu Jun 25 2020, 01:51pm | 0 comments

Miss Juneteenth movie review: ordinary lives drawn with extraordinary grace

Wed Jun 17 2020, 02:52pm | 0 comments

Shirley movie review: lost girls gone mad

Wed Jun 10 2020, 06:46pm | 0 comments

The Vast of Night movie review: and vast of perspective (#AmazonPrime)

Wed Jun 03 2020, 06:43pm | 0 comments

The Lovebirds movie review: breaking up on the run (#Netflix)

Thu May 28 2020, 09:19pm | 0 comments

Inheritance movie review: ill fortune

Tue May 26 2020, 10:00pm | 0 comments

Lucky Grandma movie review: brittle old lady

Fri May 22 2020, 03:55pm | 0 comments

Becoming documentary review: hope floats (#Netflix)

Tue May 12 2020, 09:39pm | 0 comments

How to Build a Girl movie review: instruction manual not included

Wed May 06 2020, 06:19pm | 0 comments

The Assistant movie review: the realities of being a girl

Tue Apr 28 2020, 09:49pm | 0 comments

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